ARBOREA Montafon Resort St. Gallenkirch

St. Gallenkirch, Austria

Feasibility analysis and concept-development for the ARBOREA Montafon resort St. Gallenkirch, in the Alpine valley Montafon, Vorarlberg (Austria)

It is the primeval power of the mountains that defines the atmosphere in the ARBOREA resort in St. Gallenkirch. There is always a clear view of the grandiose Vorarlberg Alps, right “on the doorstep” of the resort. Huge panoramic windows bring nature indoors. On the lower floors, whose rear seems to be almost built into the hillside, the glass front, which runs the whole width of the building, opens up to the valley; it is here that the wellness and activity rooms are accommodated. In the guest rooms on the floors above, the terrace doors tempt you to leave them open at night, so that you might eavesdrop on nature and not miss a breath of the fresh mountain air. And to give nature precedence here too, the balcony glazing is likewise transparent. In the north of the site, where the cable car runs uphill, the mountain forest beckons; in the south, the view can wander far afield, feasting its eyes on the summits and peaks and drawing inspiration.

  • 112 rooms, studios, and suites
  • 36 chalet apartments
  • 18,450 sqm of Alpine bliss right next to the slopes at the Silvretta Montafon, the sportiest of Austria’s skiing regions
  • in standalone location on sunlit slopes
  • Opening: winter 2017/18

It is nestled beautifully on the hillside, between the woods and mountains at its back and the valley at its feet. Here, in the Alpine skiing region, which is within easy reach of southern and western Germany, three mighty mountain ranges dominate the panorama: Rätikon, Verwall and Silvretta, the latter containing the lofty Piz Buin (3,312 m/10,866 ft).

Development of a tailor-made hotel concept with its positioning based on the prevailing competitive and market conditions as well as the project-related travel trends.

The feasibility study includes a detailed market-, location und competition analysis, an operational management concept, the planning of the functional model and the room plans of the resort. Additionally, a 5-year profitability forecast was elaborated, including a best-, worst- and base- case scenario.